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Get ready to succeed in your business finances through the powerful teachings of Biblical scriptures!

Despite the theological debates, prosperity is a very popular theme that is woven into Christ’s message to His nation. And, yet I know many Christians who’ve found themselves broke –unemployed with thousands upon thousands of dollars in debt, tax liens, bad credits, bankruptcy, car payments, lack of savings and no emergency funds; in other words, lost, desperate and hopeless. Until they discovered that the Bible had a lot to say about money.

We are living in a world where people dream big and everyone wants to have a luxurious life, respect, success and most importantly, financial stability. However, many have found a substitute for hard work and a shortcut to success: business. Almost everyone today has an idea for opening a business and many have the necessary funds to invest in one. However, business finances are not only about the money you need to invest in a business, it’s about being able to meet the financial needs and dealings involved in running a business; it’s also about having the necessary funds to survive in a mercilessly competitive world.

You see, your interest or your self-motivation are not the only things that will decide whether you succeed in it or not. Business classes, business strategies, chartered accountants and many other experts will teach you everything you need to know about business finances or about the attitude, commitment, dedication and confidence you need to have as a business owner, but they’ll never be able to teach you how to make the best financial decisions, how to align your finances with values and priorities, and they’ll never be able to save your money from being drowned by the constant challenges faced by the business world. However, trust me, you will be amazed and encouraged by the wisdom found in the Word of God that addresses the important issues of getting out of debt and moving into financial blessings.

Where Will You Get the Funds?

Where Will You Get the Funds?I want to start a business but I don’t have money.”

“I have so many ideas for my business but I don’t have the necessary funds.”

“If I don’t raise enough money, my business can go bankrupt anytime.”

Lack of money can be the root of many problems. And, before you suffer more, let me help you.

Let’s talk about Peter who had the same problem as you. Of course, he didn’t need money to invest in his own business, but he had taxes to pay and he needed cash. Previously, he had a fishing business but he left it to follow Jesus and become His disciple. So, when he was faced with this financial crisis, he turned toward Jesus. And, that’s what Christ told him:

“…Go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours” (Matthew 17: 27).

Whoever reads this Biblical scripture for the first time will think that Jesus is telling us to trust Him whenever we are faced with any kind of crisis. That was my first interpretation also. However, today I can tell you that there is a powerful mystery that lies in this scripture and the one who unlocks it unlocks the doors to his financial blessings.

I’m not going to spoon-feed you but I will give you a hint: God has often used animals and even non-believers to help His children. But, this time why did He ask Peter to catch a fish rather than using someone else or something else to provide the money? What is the reason behind this action? What did God want to tell us?

If you’ve got the answer or something close to it, drop it in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 

 

Some still refuse to accept that COVID-19 has somehow changed the world and how it works, but there’s no denying that the pandemic has had a huge impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.

While some were forced to shut down, others have survived, but some still hesitate to start their business. Well, the good news for you is that there are lots of hot business opportunities waiting for you out there. So, it’s now or never!

Dental Services

Dental ServicesWhile the whole world was on lockdown, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the CDC ordered all dental officers to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries because of the coronavirus. There was a likelihood of COVID-19 being transmitted from the dentist’s chair to the patients – and vice-versa – and also through aerosol, micro-particles or airborne particles, and thus, there was the need to protect both dental patients and staff. While it was best to implement restrictions and make sure all precautions are being taken, we can’t also forget that a lot of people missed out on their routine dental check-ups.

Let’s take Jodi Hayes, for example. She lives in England and is a mother of three adorable children. She had issues with her teeth since she was very young and the absence of routine dental check-ups during the pandemic created a kind of anxiety in her.

Here’s her statement:

“I don’t have a dental phobia… but if I don’t have my regular check-ups, it builds up anxiety. I couldn’t wait or the phased return in Wales, so I joined a private dental practice in Caerphilly.”

Dr Russell Gidney, the owner of Beaufort Park Dental Surgery, said “I have around 6,000 patients who have not been given a routine check-up, all because of COVID-19 restrictions. And, I don’t think I’ll be able to catch up with this backlog.”

Dental facilities offer room for success for those with the right qualifications. So, if you have a bachelor’s degree or a doctorate in dentistry and/or have at least a minimum of two years of experience, then this is the time to make your entrance in the dental industry.

It’s true that dental equipment can be very costly (you don’t want to imagine the look on my face when I learned that the chairs alone cost $2,000 or more), but if you consider the cost of the procedures and dental surgeries and how experts recommend that people see the dentist every six months or an average of twice annually, I’m sure you’ll earn enough money to feed the children of your grandchildren.

Electronics Repair

Electronics RepairMost electrical issues – I said most, not all – are always repairable. But, it’s always a tough decision to make.

Suppose you bought a mobile phone last year and now it’s damaged. Usually, the purely logical economics-based decision goes something like this: if you decide to repair the phone, it might cost around $ 100- $ 200 ($ 200 is the max for me), but if you want to buy a new phone, you might need to spend much more. But, people are not all that logical; if an average American ends up with a broken phone or laptop, he will just throw it and buy a new one rather than spending his time and money on repairs. (Note: I do agree that in some cases, if your current device is incurring more maintenance and repair costs it’s probably best to buy a new device.)

However, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most prices of consumer goods, people have started relying on electronic repair services. If we consider the 2022 report from the Business Research Company, the global electronic repair market is expected to increase from around $8 billion in 2021 to $9.6 billion in 2026.

And, with hybrid working as the new norm, electronic repair is going to be the solution for every damaged iPhone screen, broken laptop, Wi-Fi card and many other electronic devices.

 

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone – be it a person in his early twenties or an adult that reached the retirement phase – knew exactly what industry they wanted to conquer. However, the coronavirus created a huge mess in the world, leaving most of us unable to figure out which business to start.

However, here’s a compiled list of this year’s most profitable businesses to help launch your entrepreneurial journey.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning ServicesHard-earned money is very difficult to part with, especially when you’ll think of spending it on some things that may seem unnecessary; things that could be done with some DIY efforts like cleaning. However, hiring house cleaning services is no longer considered an added expense or a luxury meant only for the upper-class people.

I often say that cleaning is not just a task; it’s a kind of art that requires lots of time and effort.

However, we are living in an era where every individual has a busy life schedule and is preoccupied with this temporary world. It’s no longer about who wants to clean, but instead no one has time to clean the house. Between work, traveling and taking care of kids, people have merely enough time for themselves. Yet, everyone wants to live in a clean and well-maintained home.

So, if you are looking to start your entrepreneurial journey by providing simple services that could generate substantial revenue, the cleaning industry could be an option.

I know that many will be ashamed of opening a cleaning business. They might be super great at cleaning or at managing a business, but they’ll be afraid to tell their friends about their “blue-collar” company – all because of the “taboo” society tagged to this job title.

Well, there’s nothing to be ashamed of opening a cleaning business and in fact, it’s important to know that this business has outdone itself since the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the statistics of ZipRecruiter, the ads for professional cleaning services increased by 75 % and the compound annual growth rate is expected to rise to 6.5 % by 2030.

Business Consulting

Business ConsultingI think consulting is not the right term to describe the job; I’d say it’s more like facilitating or solving a business problem as an expert. On one side of the spectrum, you’ll be providing simple answers to complex questions while on the other side, you’ll be helping an organization reach the results stage, which is a much more complicated process and requires distinguished skills.

Unlike what most people think, consulting is much more than just “giving advice.” Backed by your expertise in a specific industry, you’ll be tasked with scaling a business, keeping customers happy, introducing innovation and creativity in the business, finding areas that will need improvisation, establishing industry standards and paving the path for growth, expansion and survival. And, let me remind you that these are just a few tasks among the roles a consultant has to play.

So, along with his expertise and observational skills, a consultant plays a prominent role in the growth and development of a business. And, before investing yourself in this area, make sure you can familiarize yourself with the following list that consists of some of the particular skills of a consultant:

  • Hard work
  • Good Corporate Communication
  • Well Organized
  • Can manage stress
  • Can work under pressure
  • Original Thinker
  • Good Observant
  • Good speaker and listener
  • Management Knowledge
  • Can Face Competition
  • Efficient & Effective

Car Wash Services

Car Wash Services

Excuse me, what?

I know it may sound a bit unusual, but according to a recent study by Consumer Reports, people are dead set on keeping their cars longer due to the high cost of living and the rising prices of new cars. As a result, these car owners will need help in maintaining the value of their auto investment.

And, if we go as per the statistics of International Carwash Association, an average American car owner would most probably wash his car at least one or two times per month, making an average of thirteen times per year. And, since no one has the time to wash their car, I guess we’ll all be relying on car wash services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good bookkeeping is a major criterion that reflects the excellent management of a company. However, for SMEs, this exercise is not always easy to achieve. What is then the bookkeeping? What are the advantages? And what are the alternatives available to SMEs regarding this exercise?

Bookkeeping: What is it?

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Bookkeeping is the process of keeping track of all the elements that are relevant to the accounting field. It can be purchase invoices, sales invoices, receipts, or any other documents of the kind. Bookkeeping is essential, often trivialized by some business owners who consider it to bring very little added value to the company.

Bookkeeping is an exercise that can be entrusted to a company’s staff. It allows for cleaning up the company’s finances insofar as it is used to justify all the company’s expenses in the smallest details. On the other hand, it allows the company to be in good standing with the tax authorities.

However, for more efficiency and in order to obtain fully transparent points, it is recommended to entrust this task to an external provider. This service provider can be an accredited firm in the field, added to the fact that it must advocate loyalty, rigor, and integrity in all its operations.

To this end, accounting firms are an excellent option for the rigorous maintenance of the books of account, the establishment of annual accounts, and the management of issues related to tax returns and estate accounting.

Bookkeeping: A legal obligation

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If many business owners tend to trivialize the issues related to business accounting, it should be noted that it is a mandatory exercise. Moreover, the famous pretext that tends to justify the fact that an SME can do without this exercise does not hold. It should be kept in mind that the accounting obligations of companies vary according to the tax system.

However, the tax authorities require all companies to keep a written record of all transactions. These records will allow the tax authorities to attest to the transparency and accuracy of the company’s tax returns.

Bookkeeping: The advantages

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It is important for business owners to consider bookkeeping as an opportunity, not a constraint. First of all, it is important to know that good bookkeeping allows a better allocation of the company’s resources.

Indeed, the books of account contain all the information related to the chain of expenses. Consulting them allows you to quickly identify the most profitable activities and those that should be abandoned. Then, good accountancy management allows reassuring the partners and the investors in the sense that it removes the doubts relative to possible misappropriations.

It should not be forgotten that in the world of finance, the rigorous management of the finances of a company constitutes a major criterion likely to influence its listing on the stock exchange.

Bookkeeping: Accounting outsourcing as a solution for SMEs

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It is difficult for SMEs to cope with the various costs of external service providers recruited for bookkeeping in the long term. Therefore, in order to reduce expenses while complying with the requirements of the tax authorities, it is in the best interest of SMEs to resort to accounting outsourcing.

This option, which costs very little, also allows the company to eliminate certain administrative formalities. Better still, it must be emphasized that this approach has been growing considerably in recent years, to the point where software specially adapted for the exercise has been developed.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about accounting.

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? Or, how many times did you get late at work because of a long queue at the elevator? Is your lift at home making weird sounds or vibrating a bit? Sometimes, these elevator-related problems might be pointing at one thing – it’s time for some modernization.

 

As the old saying goes, “time and tide wait for nobody”, and there’s nothing truer than in the way that new technologies keep emerging. Of course, there will come a time in any elevator’s life when it will have no other choice than to be upgraded.

 

What Is Elevator Modernization?

What Is Elevator Modernization?

 

Just like you and me, elevators age and so will their performance capabilities. Most of them are usually built to provide about 30 to 40 years of service, but as years pass by, they start to operate slower and waste energy. One way to improve the performance of elevators and prevent problems like frequent breakdowns and slow mobility is to upgrade critical components of the elevator so that it is able to handle new technology while being more efficient and reliable. 

 

That’s the best definition I can give you for what’s an elevator modernization. 

The Process

 

First things first, an elevator modernization plan has to be created. This is usually carried out by an elevator service company that has modernization programs for elevators. For example, if you live in Scarborough, Ontario, you can hire the help of March Elevator Ltd. They are specialists you can trust whenever elevators are concerned. 

 

This procedure will determine which components of the elevator should be upgraded, the time frame of the process and most importantly, ensure code compliance. 

 

Next important to note is that during the modernization-making phase, the elevator will be out of service. It will be up to building owners to compensate for this by crafting contingency plans. 

More About the Elevator Modernization Package

More About the Elevator Modernization Package

 

Each elevator company has its own elevator modernization package. However, terms and elements may vary based on the elevator safety code of a country, recommendations of building owners and suggestions of professional consultants. 

 

Here’s an overview of some of the factors experts like to concentrate on during an elevator modernization process.

A Reliable Elevator Emergency Phone

If statistics say that around 18 billion elevator trips occur annually in the US alone, I think you being stuck in an elevator at least once in your life is inevitable. You’ll be annoyed like hell, all crying or yelling – to sum up, it’s a torture and in this situation, you can only rely on an elevator phone. 

 

The elevator code requires that there be a means of two-way communication from the cab interior. The basic wall-mount model shown here is an example of an elevator phone. There are also models that can be recessed into a cabinet in the elevator wall and even cellular versions if you want something with a smooth design and tucked out of the way.

 

The most practical models are now integrated into the car’s control panel and are typically ordered at the time the elevator is installed. For residential applications, the system is linked to an existing phone line and does not require a separate dedicated line.

Door Restrictions

 

When the elevator comes to a standstill between floors, door restrictors prohibit passengers from opening elevator doors. Tragic incidents can occur when passengers attempt to depart the automobile and leap to the landing. The elevator is the safest place for passengers to be until trained personnel arrive to remove them.

 

Passenger safety is improved by installing door restrictors. In an entrapment situation, door restrictors force passengers to remain in the elevator car. They are capable of saving lives.

Light Curtains

 

Light curtains allow you to detect a presence in the doorway without making physical contact. They also provide sensory input to keep the doors fully open as passengers enter and exit the elevator, reducing the possibility of contact and injury.

 

So, if you are ready for a pre-modernization evaluation of your elevator unit, contact March Elevator Ltd today!

 

 

Advertising creation is probably the most exciting and sometimes the most hectic part of the advertising industry. Although one might think that advertising/ creative people are a bit weird, sometimes even called aliens because of their extravagance or eccentricity, there is nonetheless a lot of organization and structure in a creative team and they can even talk of ‘strategies’ which is a term more often heard in management departments.

Therefore, let us discover that thrilling aspect of the advertising industry and understand how it all comes to life!

The Design ProcessThe Design Process

Designers do not work in a disorganized way as many might think, in fact one of the first things design students learn is ‘The Process’ of designing, in other words: what are the logical sequence/steps that are needed to produce a final acceptable solution. The design process we will see is not only used in advertising, but is widely applied across other creative fields such as Architecture, Product design, Fashion design, Engineering among others. Thus, we can say that the design process is almost ‘universal’. Although there are a lot of variants to the process that some organizations customize according to their own work flow, the fundamentals always stay the same.

The most recognized process is:

  • Define the problem
  • Research
  • Ideation
  • Development and Refinement
  • Final
  • Evaluation

Define the Problem – Creative Brief 

In the context of advertising, the first stage of the design process would be the brief – which is often written by the client, a marketing person, or a creative director. A brief is highly important as the rest of the project will depend on whether the problem has been well defined at the beginning. If it is too confusing, too vague, or misleading, the designers risk doing the wrong research and generating the wrong/irrelevant ideas. Therefore, it can be said that when writing a brief, the person writing it should be very precise, very clear and as explicit as possible.

One practical way to learn about creative briefs is to actually write one yourself. Below are some examples of real briefs written by professionals. Read and analyze them, pay attention to the headers, and the chronology of information.

Various templates exist, but in the end one has to bear in mind that the final objective of a brief is to give the designer maximum information as well as the right information so that he can generate ideas with the right parameters so that the final solution doesn’t become completely irrelevant to the client’s initial objectives.

Research

ResearchThe second stage of the design process is about research. Especially for beginners who have little experience with various products available on the market, it is important to carry out your research on the subject at hand. For example, you have been assigned the task of designing a magazine advert for the latest mobile phone manufactured by a company. Your research would be on the following:

  • The mobile phone itself, its main features, its USP (unique selling proposition, i.e., the best pixel precision on the market), its main functionalities
  • Competitors’ mobile phones competing in the same category, and also what was their competitor’s communication strategy.
  • Research existing adverts about mobiles phones, the design trend for that kind of product
  • A research (if not given from the client or a marketing dept.) on the target audience, their behaviour, their expectations from a mobile phone.

Carrying this research will allow the designer:

  • To know what the competitors are doing in terms of advertising for similar products and even measure to some extent the success of that approach. If it was a negative response, the designer would avoid repeating the same mistake; if it was a successful campaign, analyze what have been the factors leading to that success.
  • To know more about the product itself to know what feature(s) could be most important to highlight in the campaign.

In the end, the data will help the designer proceed to the next stage with more relevancy and thus generate ideas that are likely to connect with the client’s objectives/needs.

 

Many business executives are required to manage projects. However, a project’s temporary nature contrasts with business as usual (or its operations), which are permanent, semipermanent or repetitive functional work to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is frequently found to be quite different, necessitating the development of distinct technical skills as well as the implementation of separate management.

Hence, this article will give you an overview of project features and potential issues that may arise while managing a project. Once you’ve identified a piece of work as a project, you can employ a variety of project management approaches that have proven to be effective.

What Is a Project?

What Is a Project?

A project is a one-time, nonrecurring activity or set of tasks that achieves clearly stated objectives within a specified time frame. Most projects have clear beginnings, middles, and ends, as well as constraints that limit and define the process and outcomes that can be measured in terms of performance against agreed indicators.

Most managers work on projects, which are often small or short-term in nature, rather than large ones that take years to complete. Size or duration do not indicate that one project is more important than another; in fact, small projects frequently pave the way for major improvements to be made. A project is frequently about creating something new or implementing a significant change that can be viewed as a single event.

What Can Be Expected From Projects?

What Can Be Expected From Projects?

Every project is unique. The level of complexity varies, and the context in which a project exists has an impact on it. There is no single correct method for project management. Every project has a customer.

A project has three main dimensions:

  • Budget
  • Time
  • Quality

These three dimensions are interconnected, and each will most likely receive special attention at different stages of the project. The model is useful in reminding us of the tensions that can arise when attempting to keep each of these dimensions on track. Traditional approaches to project management have focused on technical aspects while paying less attention to the impact of people on the project.

People commission and sponsor projects, they are project stakeholders, and they plan and carry out projects. The leadership, motivation, and management of the people involved in a project are just as important as using appropriate planning, control, and monitoring techniques.

Once again, a balance must be struck. There will be supporters of the project as well as opponents for various reasons – for example, not everyone benefits from a new road, shopping center, or airport.

There are also individuals involved in the project’s completion. The project team will have a variety of perspectives on the project and may or may not want it to succeed! As a result, it would be beneficial to create a communications matrix to see the stages of the project and who needs to be contacted.

A Communications Matrix

A communications matrix is a method of noting who should be consulted and when.

It can be a formal chart or scribbled notes, but the goal is to reduce the problems that arise when people believe they have not been consulted. The communications matrix below is an example of a communications matrix for the implementation of a new building unit.

Examples of Projects

Examples of Projects

A project may involve the establishment of a new product or service, the development of an existing product or service, or the discontinuation of a product or the closure of a service that is no longer required.

A project may also emerge as a result of the identification of new customer or service user needs, or as a result of an opportunity that is expected to benefit the organization.

Furthermore, projects may also arise as a result of a new organizational requirement, such as a change in legislation that necessitates changes in employment systems or health and safety procedures. In such a case, the project could be investigating the extent of change required and making recommendations to a decision-making body, or it could be implementing the change to the point where routine work could be resumed.

 

 

It can be stressful when it comes to choosing whether you will rent or buy a crane for your business, especially if you are on a tight budget. Buying a crane is an engagement or else its your loss, you are choosing to maintain and store a crane, which is not the easiest job. We will list the main reasons why you will want to rent a crane rather than to buy one for your next project…

Top Reasons To Rent Crane
Top Reasons To Rent Crane

Budget-Friendly

If a business will use a crane for years, it makes sense that they want to buy one, but it is a waste of money for a company that will use it only once. Even if you will need it three or four times, renting is the way to go because it will save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Renting a crane is not cheap, but you must consider that when you buy a crane, this is not the only expense you will have to do; there is a lot of maintenance, repairs, and training cost that you will have to undertake.

Cost Of Insurance

Renting a crane places the stress of insurance fees on the crane services company instead. If you rent the crane, you will not have to spend on an insurance premium. If a premium is required, it will only be for the term of the rental. The stress of getting the crane on the site will be off you, and the rental company will undertake many other details.

Operator

Not everyone has a crane operator working for their business, and it is normal. Some crane rental businesses allow you to rent an operator. You won’t need to provide training or waste money during the hiring process. You will have a fully-trained operator that has various years of experience. This will ensure your safety and the smooth running of the project.

Flexibility

Another advantage of renting a crane is that you can have a flexible lease. If you think you’ll need the crane for a longer amount of time, you can prolong the lease. If you need a crane for a few jobs, there’s no reason not to hire one. If you encounter new problems in your profession, you can also upgrade your crane. Professional crane rental businesses can handle all of your requirements, ensuring that your operation does not come to a halt. You merely need to inform the company you’re dealing with about your requirements, and they’ll take care of the rest.

Choose The Correct Equipment
Choose The Correct Equipment

Correct Equipment

Different cranes are required for different operations, and if you don’t have a full fleet of construction cranes, you may find yourself in a situation where you don’t have the correct crane for the job. Working with a crane rental firm gives you access to a variety of cranes, including mobile cranes, tower cranes, rough terrain cranes, boom trucks, and deck cranes, among others. As a result, when you work with a crane rental firm, you can rest assured that you’ll obtain the correct crane for the job rather than trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Another key benefit of employing the appropriate specialized equipment is the reduced chance of employee injury and accidents, both of which can result in downtime. There are also fewer chances of major malfunctions and safety breaches when cranes on every construction site are enrolled in an automated maintenance and repair program.

These are just a few of the numerous advantages of working with a crane rental firm. Contact Casey Crane Hire, the premier mobile crane company in VIC. Operated by professionals with a long history and experience, they are focused on getting the job done and exceeding expectations using cutting-edge equipment.

We are all living in a strange world, where anything can happen at any time. Life is full of experiences –some good, some bad and others just plain nasty. While we don’t have control over the “bad experiences”, we do, however, choose how to react to them.

Getting trapped in an elevator cannot be compared with life challenges like death, accidents, illness and depression, but can be ranked pretty high on the list of ugly life experiences.

Are you someone who uses an elevator every day? Well, research shows that you have approximately 1 in 5 000 chances of getting stuck each month. It sounds pretty shocking, isn’t it?

Well, here’s the real question: what exactly do you do when you are hanging stories above the ground?

Take A Deep Breath And Stay Calm

Take A Deep Breath And Stay Calm

Let’s face, it’s a natural human instinct to panic when you are trapped in a real-life nightmare. However, you must tell yourself to put your mind above matter and remain as calm as possible. If you start panicking, your body will begin to feel the effects, making it more difficult for you to think correctly and, as a result, making it more difficult for you to discover a means to escape.

So, take a big breath in and relax your entire body. When your body is relaxed, it is difficult for your mind to panic.

Find A Light Source

Find A Light Source

If the elevator is dark, use a key chain flashlight or open your mobile phone or PDA to provide some light. Try not to leave the gadget on for too long, since this can drain the battery. Creating light will allow you to view the buttons and have a better understanding of your position. Whether you’re not reading this while stuck in an elevator, check your phone to see if it has a “flashlight” feature. If so, this may be useful – as long as it doesn’t deplete your battery!

Press The “Door Open” Button

This button can become stuck from time to time – which is why it is recommended to have such broken lifts be repaired by March Elevator Ltd – and pressing it will immediately unlock the elevator. You may be laughing, but you’d be shocked how many people call for help to get out of a stuck elevator just to discover that all they have to do is push the “door open” button again.

Press The Call Button

If it’s dark, use a light source to locate the call button. Then, hit the call button to get in touch with a specialist who can assist you. This will notify maintenance professionals when there is an issue with the elevator. This is the quickest and finest method to receive help – far better and safer than attempting to do it yourself.

Press The Alarm Button

Press The Alarm Button

In most elevators, the alarm button is linked to a bell that sounds to inform people that someone is trapped within and needs aid. If you are unable to reach maintenance, ring the bell on a regular basis. People in the building will almost certainly hear the alarm and alert someone who can help you.

Call If You Can

Call If You Can

If there is no answer when you hit the call button, check the reception on your cell phone. Call your local emergency services number if you have any reception.

Get The Attention Of People Outside The Elevator

Get The Attention Of People Outside The Elevator

If you’ve tried the call button or phoning for help and received no response, your next option is to yell or cry for aid. You might try banging on the elevator door with shoes or other objects and yelling to notify onlookers. Depending on the sound transmittance of the door, tapping strongly on it with a key may produce a loud sound that travels throughout the elevator shaft. Shouting can help alert those outside the elevator to your problem, but you should be aware that excessive shouting or yelling can also lead you to panic, so try to remain relatively calm when appealing for assistance.

If Nothing Else Works, Just Wait It Out

Sometimes, if you are lucky enough, people will realize the elevator isn’t working within minutes, and you’ll be on your way out in no time.

Now, there is an even easier way to avoid people getting stuck in elevators and that would be to hire elevators and lifts maintenance services by March Elevator Ltd.

 

Picking the perfect wine requires a delicate touch – so does building your wine business’ website. As a wine connoisseur, you have skills that could earn you a paycheck. Consider learning how to build a winery e-commerce website and you could be running your own at-home business in no time. All you need are the right tools and an entrepreneurial spirit.

How to Build a Wine E-Commerce Website

E-commerce is a business that experts are predicting will grow leaps and bounds over the next few years. There’s also a huge market for wine. If you’ve ever been intrigued by the prospect of working from home and being your own boss, it’s time you learn a thing or two about how to build a wine e-commerce.

  • Create a brand that appeals to your audience

Your brand consists of all the elements that make up your company’s identity—from your name and your logo to your about page and website layout. Choose a site layout template that works for your brand. As you develop your website, you’ll find that customers want to create a visceral connection with your company. The more you can inspire that through your branding elements, the more loyal your customers will become.

  • Add payment options for your customers

Due to the laws surrounding the sale and use of alcohol, some merchant account and payment providers will not work with an online wine shop. Products that are strongly regulated, like wine, are considered high-risk. A high-risk industry is one with additional requirements including minimum age laws, high chargeback rates or an extra risk of liability in the case of the merchant failing to meet applicable laws. Alcoholic beverages fall under this category, so many payment providers avoid working with online wine stores to protect themselves from potential issues stemming from the nature of the business.

The solution is to use a high-risk payment provider, which is a type of payment provider ready to take on the unique challenges involved in opening an online wine store. Deliver by Linkeo is integrated with several high-risk payment processors ready to offer the solutions your online wine business needs.

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  • Understand Shipping and Delivery for Wine Products

Alcohol laws vary from state to state. Some states permit wineries to ship directly to consumers, while others prohibit it entirely. Some states fall in the middle, allowing wine to be shipped to customers within the state but forbidding shipments from out-of-state. This means your ability to ship wine will be limited not just by the state your business resides in, but also the states where your customers are located.

  • Find the right shipping partners

The US Postal Service (USPS) is legally forbidden from shipping alcohol. UPS and FedEx will ship wine, but you need to meet some requirements first:

  • You need to create an account with them (which you’re likely to do as an eCommerce merchant anyway)
  • You’ll need to sign an alcohol shipping agreement
  • You must meet their packaging requirements (preventing leaks or breakage)
  • You’ll need to put a special label on every package disclosing that it contains alcohol
  • You must use the Adult Signature option (delivery requires a signature from a recipient at least 21 years of age)

The Adult Signature restriction is generally the one most likely to cause issues to you as a seller. With a signature requirement, carriers can’t just drop off a package like they normally can, and the further restriction of an adult (21+) signature means younger adults (18-20) also can’t sign for the package. Carriers will make 3 attempts to deliver a shipment before returning it, which can cause customer service issues. To avoid these problems, you may want to work out delivery times and places with your customers or let them choose to hold the shipment at the carrier location for pickup. Of course, you will also need age verification on your online store to ensure only legally-qualified customers can buy.

  • Officially launch your store

Test all of your page elements to make sure they work correctly. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to launch your store to the public. A good promotional discount can help encourage more sales. Make sure to reach out to your audience through social media and blogs to find customers.

Learning how to build a thriving wine e-commerce is an ongoing process, so be patient and keep learning! Do you have any tips to share in the comments? We look forward to hearing them.

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